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Survival mechanisms of entomopathogenic nematodes



Survival mechanisms of entomopathogenic nematodes



Biocontrol science and technology 6(3): 373-378



Entomopathogenic nematodes (Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae) are isolated from a wide variety of ecosystems ranging from sub-Arctic to arid and tropical climates. It is expected that natural populations of these nematodes will be pre-adapted to specific ecological conditions in their environments. However, little is known about the survival strategies of entomopathogenic nematodes. This review focuses on the main survival mechanisms involved in the long-term persistence of nematodes: extreme temperature tolerance (cold and heat), desiccation tolerance, osmotic tolerance, pesticide resistance and limitations of aeration. Physiological and biochemical mechanisms for survival are discussed. The review addresses the implications of the survival strategies on the establishment of exotic and indigenous steinernematids and heterorhabditids.

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DOI: 10.1080/09583159631343


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